untreated

adjective
un·​treat·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈtrē-təd How to pronounce untreated (audio) \

Definition of untreated

: not treated untreated wastewater especially : not improved or controlled medically an untreated case of pneumonia untreated diabetic patients

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Synonyms & Antonyms for untreated

Synonyms

crude, native, natural, raw, rude, undressed, unprocessed, unrefined

Antonyms

dressed, processed, refined, treated

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His youngest son, Abdullah Morsi, said in an interview with Agence France-Presse last year that his father was in solitary confinement and that medical conditions including high blood pressure and diabetes were going untreated. Laura King, latimes.com, "Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's death stirs memories of onetime democracy hopes," 17 June 2019 Downstream, the river becomes increasingly industrial and filled with detritus — bloated dead animals, floating condoms and tampons — reminders that this waterway is made up largely of treated or sometimes untreated wastewater. Kari Lydersen, Washington Post, "In Chicago, a river revitalized — but not for everyone," 21 June 2019 Most cases are treated successfully with antibiotics, but if left untreated, the infection can spread to the joints, heart and nervous system. Linda Carroll, NBC News, "Possible clue to Lyme arthritis found in patients' inflamed joints," 18 June 2019 Homocystinuria can lead to a number of health problems if left untreated, including developmental delays, seizures, and difficulty gaining weight or muscle. Tara C. Smith, SELF, "Why You Don't Actually Need to Test for MTHFR Gene Variants," 18 Mar. 2019 India does not have an adequate number of sewage treatment plants, so untreated urban wastewater is often added to water flowing downstream -- the same contaminated water used in rural areas for drinking, according to the report. Swati Gupta, CNN, "India facing its worst water shortage in history, report says," 15 June 2018 That same year, the company pleaded guilty to 20 felony violations of the Clean Water Act at a chicken plant in Missouri for illegally discharging untreated wastewater into a river tributary. Jamie Mcgee, USA TODAY, "Tyson chicken plant rejected in one town, welcomed in another," 24 Mar. 2018 Two days after Harvey hit, some 457 million gallons of stormwater mixed with untreated wastewater, including oil and grease, surged into an adjacent creek. Time, "'Nothing Short of Catastrophic.' Hurricane Harvey's Toxic Impact Worse Than Publicly Reported, Records Show," 22 Mar. 2018 Two days after Harvey hit, some 457 million gallons of stormwater mixed with untreated wastewater, including oil and grease, surged into an adjacent creek. OrlandoSentinel.com, "Hurricane Harvey's toxic impact deeper than public told," 22 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of untreated

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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untreated

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of untreated

: not getting medical care : without medical treatment
: not made better or safer by being treated with a chemical or other substance

untreated

adjective
un·​treat·​ed | \ -ˈtrēt-əd How to pronounce untreated (audio) \

Medical Definition of untreated

: not subjected to treatment an untreated disease

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